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Bastille Day: What are the July 14 celebrations all about?

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The military parade on the Champs Elysees in Paris is a big Bastille Day event
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Bastille Day is celebrated with parades and fireworks across France every 14 July. But what is the history of this national holiday?

It commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789 by a mob of Parisians during the opening stages of the French Revolution, as Emma Beswick explains in the video above.